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Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 9:32am
El Paso — AAA Texas says despite soaring gas prices, most Texans and El Pasoans will actually hit the roads within the next two months for Spring Break. Even if they have to shell out more money. The latest numbers are all thanks to a poll AAA Texas has conducted asking Texas residents if they plan to travel during the 2013 Spring Break season.
However, we spoke with one El Pasoan who plans on having a 'staycation' rather than a vacation.
"You're not planning to go out for Spring Break? Probably not. Probably just going to stay here in El Paso and spend time with friends and family before I do move to Midland," Crystal Moreno of Central El Paso told us.
She also told us that high gas prices make her weary of hitting the road over Spring Break but she's allocating her money to go towards her move to Midland in April. Even though she's not traveling for Spring Break, she will be traveling during a peak time for most motorists.
AAA Texas says their poll revealed at least 55-percent of Texas residents will save money for Spring Break travel despite rising gas prices and shrinking budgets. They say that number is a one-percent increase from last year's numbers.
The study also shows that most AAA Texas members are cutting back on unnecessary driving and spending less money eating out at restaurants in order to cope for the high costs of fuel.